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Reassessing Career Goals Given Workforce Trends

To work for yourself, or work for someone else, that is the question in today’s ever-changing workforce landscape. Of course, there are pros and cons to each. There are also different priorities depending on your age and stage in life. As you consider your options, here are some interesting observationsRead More

Couples Running a Business Together: 6 Tips for Success

Owning a business with your spouse or life partner can be wonderful. You are sharing a passion, working toward a common goal, and working together – or not?!?! Today’s continued workforce revolution is resulting in more freelance work, self-employment, and small business ventures. Where we work, when, how and whyRead More

Your Year-End Checklist for Business Owners

As if you didn’t have enough to do getting ready for the holidays, your business has its own checklist of to-dos that need to be addressed before the end of the year. Before you ring in the New Year, here are five year-end to-dos for your business that you definitelyRead More

Is Passing Down Your Small Business the Right Decision?

It is the dream of many business owners to eventually pass down their business to their children or grandchildren. After all, you spent your life enjoying and building your company. Of course, you would want to share that with your family and see it live on after you retire. ButRead More

5 Ways to Prepare Your Business for the Holidays

It’s that time of year again! Black Friday is right around the corner along with turkey dinners, spiked eggnog, holiday decorations, and sharing good cheer! As business owners, it also means planning for a multitude of differing seasonal activities. Before you break out the tinsel and twinkle lights, here areRead More

4 Ways to Leverage Business Networks to Succeed

Being self-employed does not mean you must go at it alone. Far from it! A strong network makes all the difference when running your own business. You can solve problems faster, build new relationships, expand your audience, and grow your business in highly profitable ways. The opportunities – and benefitsRead More

Ask Dr. Deborah | Stuck in a Rut

Dear Dr. Deborah, I’ve owned my own business for several years now. Generally speaking, I’ve done fairly well. However, lately I feel like I’m stuck in a rut. Sales have slowed down and I just can’t figure out why. I’m not in the red yet, but I soon will beRead More

Balancing the Art and Science of Business

Most people view business as a science. It involves math and strategy. In higher education, those who study business receive Bachelor and Master of Science degree. However, in application, business is both an art and a science. While the science ensures that your business runs smoothly, the art is whatRead More

4 Ways to Plant Fresh Ideas in Your Business

In celebration of spring, here are some fun and fresh ideas for sprucing up your business. Just as you might break out the trowels, gloves, and seeds for planting that new garden, you can also leverage tools to plant seeds for business growth! After all, both require careful planning, anRead More

Why You Should “Play Business” Before Business Planning

If you’ve ever thought about starting your own business or taken a business course, than you’ve probably learned something about business planning. Since the start of just about any form of commerce, the business plan has been an essential first step. However, not so much today – particularly when itRead More